Sep 20, 2016
House to Vote on Juvenile Justice Reform
WASHINGTON — The House is scheduled to vote today on the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, which would update and expand the legal protections in the J...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Aug 11, 2016
ACLU Challenges South Carolina ‘Disturbing Schools’ Law
Students Channeled Into Criminal Justice System for Loitering, Cursing, Questioning Police Behavior, or ‘Obnoxious’ Actions
Court case: CYAP v. Wilson
Mar 17, 2016
ACLU Settlement in Utah Student 'Gang Sweep' Lawsuit
Salt Lake City Police and School District to Change How They Treat Students of Color and Engage in School Disciplinary Issues
Jan 04, 2016
ACLU Finds Dangerous Overuse of Solitary Confinement for Nebraska Youth
Some facilities send young people to solitary for as long as three months, despite medical evidence that extreme isolation can permanently damage adolescents’ brains.
Oct 27, 2015
ACLU of South Carolina Comment on Video of Violence Against Student by School Resource Officer
CHARLESTON – Cell phone videos surfaced on social media today of a school resource officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, using excessive force on a fe...
May 11, 2015
NJ Judge Rules Minors Cannot Receive Life-Long Sentences Without Consideration of Their Youth
Man sentenced to de facto life sentence without parole will get new sentencing hearing that factors in his maturity at the time
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